Video: Millions of Brits blag their way through conversations to avoid embarrassment

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Millions of clueless Brits blag their way through conversations about current affairs – with six in 10 relying on Google to avoid social embarrassment, according to new research.

Two in five adults admit they have pretended to understand more about current affairs than they actually do -- and 43 per cent evade topical chat because they don’t want to be humiliated. Over a fifth of respondents don’t fully understand what Brexit is, a quarter are perplexed by fracking and 20 per cent are befuddled by the race for the White House. Commissioned by children’s news magazine, The Week Junior, the survey of 2,000 UK adults also found one in five don’t know what article 50 is.